Politics (Canadian Edition): An Introduction to the Modern Democratic State, Fourth Edition
The latest edition of Politics offers a comprehensive and comparative approach to the essential components of democratic politics in today's states. The book begins by addressing ways of thinking about politics, community, and society, offering broad outlines of political theory in a historical context. Johnston then provides a comparative framework for understanding basic democratic systems which is drawn upon in subsequent sections on institutions, the political process, and governing. The result is an accessible introduction to contemporary democratic politics that is also deeply theoretical and comparative in scope.
The fourth edition has been revised throughout and rewritten with a more focused narrative. The student-friendly design incorporates more visuals and sidebars, as well as chapter objectives and a glossary, in order to make the material easily digestible. In addition, a new companion website provides self-study support for students along with a wealth of materials for instructors to draw from when developing lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams.
See www.johnstonpolitics.com for more information.
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About the Committee System
Coalitional Presidentialism in Latin America
Definitions of Federalism
Components of Federalism
Authority in PreIndustrial Societies
from TheRepublic to
History as a Reality Check for PolicyMakers
rIse of democracy
Edmund Burke Tells his Constituents How He Will
How Many Politicians is Enough?
Law versus Policy
The Judiciary as a Branch of Government
The GovernmentFormation Process
A Closer Look at Coalition Government
Size and Structure
Who Wants What?
The Role of Ideas
How Communist is China?
Criteria for Evaluating Electoral Systems
Types of Policy
The Legislative Process
Veil of Ignorance
The Reform of Market Capitalism